15 days in Maine Itinerary

15 days in Maine Itinerary

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 5 nights
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Camden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Boothbay Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kennebunkport
— 2 nights
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island — 5 nights

Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Frenchman Bay and Village Green. There's much more to do: trek along Precipice Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Asticou Azalea Garden, stop by The Christmas Vacation Shop, and explore the striking landscape at Schoodic Peninsula.

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Des Moines to Bar Harbor is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Des Moines to Bar Harbor due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Des Moines in September: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Camden.
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Camden — 4 nights

Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Owls Head Transportation Museum and Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Camden: Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory (in Prospect) and Owls Head Lighthouse (in Owls Head).

For where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Camden online day trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Camden, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Boothbay Harbor.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Boothbay Harbor — 3 nights

Boothbay Harbor is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Boothbay Region Land Trust and Boothbay Railway Village. Take a break from Boothbay Harbor with a short trip to Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, visit a coastal fixture at Burnt Island Lighthouse, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Boothbay Harbor journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Camden to Boothbay Harbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Boothbay Harbor are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kennebunkport.
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Kennebunkport — 2 nights

Kennebunkport is a town in York County, Maine, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Footbridge Beach and Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kennebunkport: York (Stonewall Kitchen & Nubble Lighthouse), Portland Head Light (in Cape Elizabeth) and Perkins Cove (in Ogunquit). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Marginal Way Walkway, kick back and relax at Ogunquit Beach, and stop by When Pigs Fly Company Store.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kennebunkport trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Boothbay Harbor to Kennebunkport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October in Kennebunkport, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Maine travel guide

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The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.
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